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Salicutti Rosso di Montalcino 2014

Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy


$63ea in any 3+
$60ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork
Elegant, great line & length, impressive fresh fruit, persistence, inviting flowers, superb supple tannin, just delicious! A Brunello by any other name!


This is a Brunello-designated vineyard, so Salicutti’s Rosso is essentially a Brunello that spent six months less in oak and less time in bottle than is legally required to be Brunello di Montalcino.

Initially in a line-up with several Rosso’s I missed the finesse that Salicutti’s wines exude. It’s a common problem in wine shows when your tasting too quickly and have a poised, sophisticated wine sandwiched between a couple of super-ripe ‘blockbusters’. I came back to the line up over dinner, the time in glass and a slightly more patient approach to trying the wines saw the Salicutti shine through. Soon enough the ultimate test showed that everyone around the table had finished it first and gone for a repour!

A classic. The perfect way to get your eye in before their 2013 Brunellos hit the deck over the coming months.

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

When we look at Burgundy we see a heavily defined vineyard classifications system. A large Grand Cru vineyard like Charmes-Chambertin is 28 hectares, Musigny about 12 hectares. By contrast vineyards that can be classified Brunello di Montalcino cover a whopping 2,000 hectares of plantings. For the lover of Brunello the quality and consistency of the producer is a bigger minefield than picking through the exceptional, good and ugly of a vineyard like Charmes-Chambertin.

Salicutti has hit the mark as a producers of beautifully poised, classic Sangiovese. No super riper / raisened alcoholic monsters here.



Where in the world does the magic happen?

Podere Salicutti, Localita' Podere Salicutti, Montalcino, Province of Siena, Italy